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Pete Rose Backs the Reds with the First Legal Ohio Sports Betting Wager

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
The launch of the market represents a new era for Ohio, which joins a rapidly growing Midwest segment of the American sports betting community. With Rose as the posterboy, the stories already look like they were written in Hollywood.
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01/03/2023
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PointsBet Ends Partnership with Drew Brees As He Returns to Coach Purdue

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Brees signed a sponsorship agreement with PointsBet in July 2021 and has featured in a variety of commercials since. He was quickly becoming the face of the company despite having only just retired from football in March 2021.
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12/27/2022
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Kansas City Chiefs Superfan Committed Accused of Robbing Oklahoma Bank

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Xavier Michael Babudar, known online as “ChiefsAholic,” was arrested on charges of armed robbery, wearing a mask in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and threatening a violent act by Bixby, OK police.
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12/25/2022
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Caesars Sportsbook Receives Third Sports Betting License in Massachusetts

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Caesars joins WynnBet and BetMGM in the list of companies with access to the soon-to-open Massachusetts market through partnerships with local casinos. Both Caesars and WynnBet received permission to join the market through arrangements with Encore Boston Harbor in Everett.
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12/23/2022
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BetMGM Maryland Fined $146k for Accepting Bets Before Online Market Launch

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
The state’s regulations prohibited sportsbooks from collecting wagers online before the November 23 deadline. According to the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, BetMGM failed to respect those rules and was subsequently punished with a hefty fine.
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12/22/2022
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BetMGM Springfield Granted Second Massachusetts Sports Betting License

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Monday’s meeting was the second time the regulator had been over the casino’s Category 1 license application. They previously expressed frustration with how closely the application was linked to that of its mobile betting partner, BetMGM, but this time awarded the license.
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12/21/2022
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FanDuel Bettor Wins a $557k Seven-Leg Parlay if France Wins the World Cup

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Six of his seven predictions have already hit—the final pick remaining is France to win the World Cup, which will be decided in the final match versus Argentina this Sunday. FanDuel has both teams at exactly -108 odds to win at the time of writing.
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12/19/2022
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Mattress Mack Places $1 Million Bet at Horseshoe Lake Charles Opening

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
The Horseshoe chain of casinos is owned by Caesars Entertainment Inc., a favorite of Mattress Mack’s. His bet—at eight-to-one odds—was on the No. 5 Houston Cougars to win the NCAA Tournament in spring 2023.
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12/15/2022
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New York Sportsbooks Reports Another Monthly Revenue Record for November

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
New York sportsbooks brought in $148.2 million of revenue, a 1.7% increase on the $145.7 million total earned in October. New Yorkers also wagered roughly $1.56 million, up from October’s $1.54 billion total.
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12/14/2022
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Former Longtime Texas Governor Rick Perry Endorses Sports Betting in Texas

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Perry’s newfound support for sports betting is a surprise to those who kept up with his political career. The longtime servant to Texans voted against gambling expansion in 1986 and expressed anti-gambling sentiments in a letter to Congress in 2014.
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12/14/2022
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